Past Present Future Ep 169

The Fiery Cross

Week 5

Chapters 7 and 8

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Summary: Claire greets an unexpected patient. Ghosts of Culloden emerge with 25-year-old shrapnel. Jamie is given orders. We meet an important pair. Roger questions his place in the family. A baby must eat after all. The MacKenzies of Leoch live on. Roger goes from zero to hero.

Chapter 7: Shrapnel

Chapter 8: The Factor

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Claire is working at her pop-up clinic.
  • Archie Hayes comes to get shrapnel from Culloden removed after hearing how amazing Claire is through Farquard Campbell.
  • Jamie
  • Roger
  • Duncan
  • The Bug’s ‚Äď Arch and Murdina

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Of Note:

  • Hayes was 11 years-old at Culloden. Jamie saved him when Murchison shot him at point-blank range.
  • Hayes giving Jamie the letter from Tryon to form a militia.
  • The revelation to Hayes that Jamie didn’t remember much of Culloden and fills in the blanks for Jamie.
  • Duncan is dressed to the 9’s for his wedding to Jocasta.
  • Duncan calls to Roger and introduces him to the new factor for the Ridge.
  • Arch’s wife is an extroverted talkative woman.
  • Roger is upset and allows his mind to reel when he thinks Jamie thinks poorly of him and his thoughts lead to all sorts of insecurities about his abilities in this time. “A hopeless numpty?”
  • Bug takes charge of Roger’s coat and the Jemmy situations. The big house has gained a housekeeper.
  • The idea of Marsali breastfeeding Jemmy comes up because Brianna is not around.
  • Roger’s insecurity increases when Mrs. Bug mentions how the baby will grow to be like him.
  • There is a surprise in learning the MacKenzies of Leoch are somewhere in the Colonies or Canada.
  • Roger becomes Captain MacKenzie.

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For Old Times Sake TFC Ep 168

The Fiery Cross

Week 4

Chapters 5 and 6

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Summary: Claire treats some interesting patients. There’s more to Goodwin than meets the eye. Brianna is grossed out. Roger and Brianna meetup. Celibacy or sex? Passion wins out. The implications of sex are made clear. Roger shares Frank’s letter. Brianna is stunned. Roger comes to Frank’s defense. What about the other man? Will there be another baby in the future?

Chapter 3: Riotous Unrest

Chapter 4: For Auld Lang Syne

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Claire
  • Murray MacLeod (Apothecary)
  • Brianna (and her breasts)
  • Roger

By Leah Rucker – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28679055

Of Note:

  • Clinic patients (Trapper and dog, Mr. Goodwin)
  • Clinical treatments (sutures, dental work, goiter examination)
  • Hillsborough Riot and Edmund Fanning
  • Roger feeling possessive of Brianna.
  • Roger and Brianna’s relationship:
    • The significance of the embroidery silk and risks of childbirth.
    • The path to sexual engagement on the heels of discussing celibacy.
    • Breastfeeding as birth control.
    • They are in between hand-fasting and marriage.
    • The challenge of being sexually active and the risk to women in the 18th century.
    • Discussing wanting another baby.
    • Frank’s letter to the Reverend and the revelations that followed.
      • Frank’s knowledge of Jamie.
        • Why did he not tell Claire?
        • A loving act of omission.
      • The headstone.
      • The may be other father Bonnet.
        • Brianna’s path to forgiveness.
        • The implications for Roger.

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It is All About Balance Ep 167

The Fiery Cross

Week 3

Chapters 3 and 4

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Chapter 3: Bilious Humours

Chapter 4: Wedding Gifts

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Claire
  • Brianna
  • Murray MacLeod and his patient.
  • Roger
  • Duncan Innes

Fleam

Of Note:

  • The morning clinic set-up, syphilis, contraception, patient needs, and the care Claire gives.
  • Cultural views on pregnancy.
  • Claire’s clinic supplies.
  • The implication for Brianna if she had more children in the 18th century.
  • Brianna’s medicinal charm.
  • Roger running into Duncan Innes while about to go wedding gift shopping for Brianna.

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Loaves and Fishes Ep 166

The Fiery Cross

Week 2

Chapter 2

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Summary: Breakfast is served, but not for Claire. Jamie desires an astrolabe. John Quincy Myers summons Jamie. A thief-taker threatens. A mother protects her own. Jamie shows his leadership prowess. Claire has a pop-up clinic. The unintended consequence of high taxes is revealed. A personal account of the riot is offered.

Chapter 2: Loaves and Fishes

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770

Characters:

  • Claire is making breakfast, wanting to be in on the MacGillivray mayhem, and prepping for her clinic day.
  • Jamie is borrowing food, making a list of these he wants to barter for, quashing the MacGillivray mayhem, and learning about Abel MacLennan’s story.
  • Abel MacLennan is eating breakfast, soothing Marsali, and sharing his tax and riot tales.
  • Private Andrew Ogilvie is eating breakfast and sharing the demise of the regiment.
  • Lizzie is mooning over Private Ogilvie.
  • John Quincy Myers is fetching Jamie to assist the MacGillivray family.
  • Fergus is following Jamie into the MacGillivray’s situation.
  • Marsali is helping with breakfast, feeding her baby, and talking to Abel.
  • The MacGillivray Family is in a fix with the thief-taker.
  • The thief-taker is being held by the MacGillivray family.
  • Taxes and crooked lawmen are causing problems.

Of Note:

  • The 67th Highland regiment is disbanding. Safety
  • Lizzie’s hormones. Foreshadowing
  • The Hillsborough Riot aftermath. Story building and foreshadowing
  • Jamie’s intended barters.
  • The McGillivray mix-up. Shows protectiveness and Jamie’s abilities to fix a problem.
  • Claire’s pop-up clinic.
  • Emmenagogues ‚Äď blue cohosh, ergot, pennyroyal, rue, and blue tansy.
  • Marsali’s cracked nipples.
  • Abel MacLennan’s story.
  • Hillsborough Riot ‚Äď a personal perspective.

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A Day in the Gathering TFC Week 1 Ep 165

The Fiery Cross

Week 1

Chapter 1

Before I begin the opening of TFC, I feel the need to address what we didn’t yet see in some form in S4 of the television show. Six chapters were not covered in the adapted material. And since Roger returned to River Run instead of the Ridge, they’ll be some changes to the order of things and surely some scenes will be omitted altogether.

  • Jamie and Brianna’s reconciliation.
  • Jamie bonding as a grandfather.
  • Lord John recuperating at River Run and traveling with the group until he was to turn toward Virginia.
  • Roger’s oath to the baby and claiming him as his own.
  • Roger and Jamie accepting each other.
  • Roger and Brianna hashing out their feelings and relationship while discovering who each other is now. Who doesn’t want to see Roger awkwardly stripping down the first time he is in Brianna’s intimate space while she breastfeeds the baby?
  • Roger becoming acquainted with his baby.
  • Claire and Jamie’s relationship advice to Roger.
  • The big house being built.
  • Jocasta getting engaged.
  • Naming the baby.
  • The beginning of the Gathering at Mt. Helicon. Days 1-4. OMG A listener brought up the idea that the writers could do away with the Gathering altogether!!! WHOA!¬†
    • Update from Young Ian.
    • Claire getting Frank’s ring back.
    • Reuniting Lizzie with her dad.
    • Jamie taking the baby gambling.
    • Claire doctoring folks.
    • The Highland Regiment
    • Roger disclosing the contents of Frank’s letter to the Reverend to Jamie.
    • Jamie making peace with Frank.
    • Calling of the Clans

How do you think the writers will fit it in? How do you think it will be adapted? What will end up being ignored?

By Ken Thomas – KenThomas.us(personal website of photographer), Public Domain.

The Fiery Cross begins here.

Chapter 1 Happy the Bride the Sun Shines On

Setting: Mount Helicon, The Royal Colony of North Carolina, Late October 1770

Characters we see:

  • Claire – Sexy dreams, freezing feet, and impossible breakfast math,
  • Frank – Okay, okay ghost Frank. And we only hear him in Claire’s head.
  • Jamie – Sleeping cold really did do a number on his dreams.
  • Roger – He’s getting married in the nick of time.
  • Brianna – Here’s the baby, I’ve things to do.
  • Jemmy – Sweet teething baby.
  • Marsali – Joyful maternal chaos.
  • Fergus – Makes being a daddy of two seem fun.
  • Germain – He’s a free-spirited wild boy.
  • 67th Highland Regiment and Lt. Archibald Hayes
  • Lizzie and her hormones. – The girl started her period and is looking for a man.
  • Duncan Innes – He’s nervous about getting married to Aunt Jocasta and the Regulators riot.
  • The weather. – Dreich, drizzly, windy, and unpleasant.

Scenes:

  • Claire conversing with a ghost.
  • Jamie dreams of becoming the King of Ireland.
  • Roger and Brianna are to be officially married.
    • Jamie doubts Roger’s abilities in the 18th.
  • Governor Tryon’s letter.
  • Jamie inviting people to breakfast.
  • Germain’s antics and family chaos.
  • Brianna’s diaper pin. She’s a clever girl!
  • Roger’s wound. Oops, it’s only a flesh wound!
  • Claire enjoying a moment by herself at the water. Just breathe Claire, you’ll be home soon enough.
  • Hayes’ mysterious need to speak with Jamie.

Next up: Chapter 2.

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19th-century diaper pins. By U.S. Patent Office – inventor Walter Hunt.

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